- Callum realising Toadie and Sonya had lied to him
- Callum disowning Toadie as his dad
- Chris coming out to his class
- Andrew reacting badly to Chris's crush
Summer finds Chris standing outside on a landing and he apologises to her. She says it's OK but looks a little hurt when he says he's known for a while now that he's gay. Summer asks if he's told his parents, but Chris says they'd lose it; especially his dad. Andrew sees them but walks by without a word. Summer is confused but Chris turns the conversation back to them.
CHRIS: I should have told you. I'm really sorry for all the stuff you had to put up with. If I'd owned up sooner, none of it would have ever happened.
SUMMER: I told you, I don't care what those Neanderthals think. This doesn't make any difference to me.
CHRIS: You sure about that?
SUMMER: I'm proud of you and you'll be fine. We'll be fine.
She puts a comforting arm around his shoulders.
Lyn's bickering on the phone with Lou about his new job (he wants to finish the month off at Harold's and then turn all his attention to the caryard), but Summer is lost in her own world. Concerned, Lyn asks her what's wrong.
SUMMER: Chris came out today.
LYN: Out of where?
SUMMER: He came out, Nan.
LYN: Chris? Your Chris?
SUMMER: (annoyed) See this is exactly why I didn't want to tell you. You're going to make a massive deal out of this.
LYN: No it's not that it's just... Your Chris.
SUMMER: Yes! Chris! And heaps of other people and there's nothing wrong with it.
LYN: Hey, I know that. I was a hairdresser remember? I have met a few gay people in my time.
Lyn asks how Summer's dealing with it all but she claims she's fine. Lyn says it must have been a shock, but Summer gets frustrated and says it's about Chris, not her, and she's going to support him. She leaves Lyn to do the dinner dishes by herself.
Toadie and Sonya are trying to think up birthday ideas for Callum when Lyn pops in. She's a bit apprehensive seeing Sonya, but after a slight awkward moment, Lyn sits down with them and asks Toadie for help with “that Skype thing”. She explains what happened with Chris and how Summer could really use a chat with Steph. Toadie says he'll get onto it tomorrow and Lyn leaves, suggesting a canoe for Cal on the way out. Sonya says they could always just ask Callum what he wants, but Toadie's still getting one syllable answers from him. So Sonya says they'll just have to ask someone else to get the info.
Harold's Store - Next Morning
Susan's (reluctantly) helping Karl put up ‘Missing Galah' fliers and tells him to hurry up because she's not comfortable being in the shop. Lyn sees them and Karl asks her not to pull the posters down, but Lyn just mutters that she's “not that petty”. There's another tension- filled moment when Callum, Sophie, Toadie and Sonya file past, so Karl and Susan quickly leave. Callum goes to the fridge while Toadie and Sonya have a quiet word with Sophie about Cal's birthday. Sophie thinks it's ridiculous that they're still fighting, but says she'll suss out some present ideas.
Lyn brings over some coffees for Chris and Summer and stares at Chris with a smile, telling him how brave he is. Chris is embarrassed but Summer says her Nan asked what was wrong and she didn't want to lie. Sum adds that he should be “out and proud” and reminds him that the only people who matter are his friends. Tell that to Andrew who walks in, takes one look at them, and walks back out again. Summer wants to know what's going on with the two of them, but Chris just claims it's nothing.
Toadie is busy ‘working' (aka throwing bottle caps into an old pizza box) when Sonya finds him. He's upset because he was going to make Callum's 13th birthday a day to remember, but now they're not even on proper speaking terms. Sonya thinks looking through Harold's ‘Ramsay Street History' book will help and opens up on a photo of a young Toadie sporting his mullet.
TOADIE: No, put it away.
SONYA: Ooh, it's his stern voice. (Giggling) Tell me about this photo.
TOADIE: Yeah OK, you might think it's funny but I just had a big argument with mum and I hated everyone.
SONYA: What was it about?
TOADIE: I can't remember but it was very important though.
SONYA: You don't reckon Cal will feel the same way? You know, he'll remember the fight but not what it was about?
TOADIE: He's going to remember this one. And that I ruined his 13th birthday.
SONYA: And that you love him. Which one of those things do you think he's going to remember more?
Natasha sees Chris in her dad's office and comes over all concerned, letting him know about the online support groups her dad found. Michael sees them and asks if Chris could come back later - he needs a word with his daughter. When they're alone, Michael angrily tells Natasha that she had no right to “start a witch hunt at school”. Natasha claims that her dad started all of this in the first place with his secrets project and that she wants to help Chris because he's her friend. Michael retorts that if she really wants to help then she can keep a lid on it and let Chris deal with things in his own way.
Out in the corridor, Summer is angry when Macca and his mates laugh in Chris's face and Andrew does nothing about it. She bails Andrew up and says that Chris is his mate and he needs him - it shouldn't matter if he's gay or straight. Chris quietly tells Summer to leave Andrew alone, but her voice just gets louder and more people stop to watch in the hallway. She demands that Andrew apologise for being such a rubbish friend, but Michael puts a stop to it and asks to have a chat in his office.
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Summer says she's not apologising, but Michael doesn't want her to. He just wants to see how she's doing and adds that it must have been a shock since she and Chris were dating for a while. Summer does the ‘it's not about me' spiel again and says she's just sticking up for Chris because no one else is, but Michael gently says that he's not sure it's the right time for “an anti- discrimination campaign”.
MICHAEL: You can't force Chris to be OK with this before he's ready.
SUMMER: I know.
MICHAEL: You can't force yourself either.
A glimmer of fragility passes across Summer's face before she puts her guard up again and asks if she can go.
In the Year 7 classroom, Sophie's asking Callum what he wants for his birthday. He goes on about a big plasma TV, thinking that Toadie might buy it out of guilt. Libby asks for quiet and starts the class but Sophie and Cal keep talking. Sophie asks if he's having a party, but Cal says that's never going to happen seeing as the whole street hates their guts. Libby calls out Callum (“Why is it always you?”) and tells him to move to the front. Callum throws Sophie a look: “See what I mean?”
Sophie and Callum have come home for lunch but Cal takes the food to his room. Sophie lets Sonya and Toadie know about the TV. Toadie's actually thinking about it, even though it would cost a packet, but Sonya tries to talk him out of it. Sophie adds that Callum would also love a party where the whole street's invited.
SOPHIE: He did say about the TV but I think he's really sick of all the fighting. We all are (she takes her sandwich and goes after Callum).
SONYA: A party, problem solved.
TOADIE: I think a TV would be easier.
Lyn sits with Toadie and Sonya and tells them Steph got onto Summer, but Sum just did her “I'm fine” thing. They tell Lyn about the party they're planning for Callum, but Lyn looks wary when she sees the whole Kennedy clan on the invite list. Toad says that Ben is Callum's best mate and that he just wants everyone to get along again. Lyn says she understands, but looks apprehensive when she points out Karl and Susan, who have just walked in (and are still putting up fliers). Getting moral support from the girls, Toadie approaches the Ks for a chat but they don't stick around to hear him out. Looking upset, Toadie sits back down and crosses their names off the list.
Summer is surprised when Chris finds her outside and sits with her - she didn't think he was talking to her. Chris says she acted like an idiot before, but he needs all the friends he can get. Andrew walks by with Natasha without acknowledging them again and this time Summer's had enough.
SUMMER: Seriously, what is wrong with him? I mean yesterday he was so fantastic sticking up for you in front of everyone and now... He said something didn't he. He stuck up for you in public and then when he got you alone he bagged you out. See this is exactly why...
CHRIS: I told him that I had a crush on him.
CHRIS: I told him I had a crush on him. It's not his fault.
Summer looks stunned.
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Summer arrives on the doorstep and tells Andrew she knows everything and that he and Chris need to talk. But Andrew isn't in the mood for a chat.
SUMMER: Why do you have to be such a jerk about this?
ANDREW: Oh yeah, this is all my fault.
SUMMER: Whatever Chris is it doesn't change the fact that he's still your mate.
ANDREW: Some mate.
SUMMER: (mocking) What are you scared he's going to jump you?
ANDREW: In his dreams. I don't care what Chris is, but he has been lying to me this whole time pretending to be my mate.
SUMMER: That is so selfish. He is so confused and all you can think about is your own stupid self.
ANDREW: Summer everything you had with Chris was fake. I can't believe you're alright with this.
SUMMER: This isn't about me.
ANDREW: You keep saying that.
SUMMER: I don't care what anyone else says, Andrew. Chris needs my support and that's exactly what he's going to get.
Andrew just shrugs at her so she leaves in a huff.
Lyn finds Summer doing her homework with her headphones in and the TV blaring. She practically falls over as she leans in closer and closer to Summer, trying to get her to talk (insert “I'm fine” Summer macro here). Michael and Natasha stop by to give Summer some pamphlets. She thinks they're for Chris, but Michael explains these ones are for family and friends. Summer can't hack them staring at her.
SUMMER: What is this, an intervention?
NATASHA: It was dad's idea.
MICHAEL: Tash! Look we all know it's tough for Chris but he's not the only one it's affecting.
Lyn and Michael head into the kitchen and Natasha has a chat with Summer. She didn't realise things would turn out this messy. Natasha adds that her dad can pretty lame sometimes but he's good at knowing what people need. Summer's face clouds over and she shoves the pamphlets at Natasha - Chris is the one who needs their support, not her.
Sophie helps Callum clear a space in his bedroom for the TV he's sure he's going to get. Toadie and Sonya pop their heads in to tell Callum about the party. He excitedly asks if Ben's coming but his face falls when he realises the Kennedys still hate their guts. Callum tells Toadie he shouldn't have bothered planning anything and walks out with Sophie to play X- Box. Sonya tells Toadie that he did his best but he can't work miracles. Toadie gets a determined look on his face: “No, but I can try”.
Toadie finds Karl putting fliers in mailboxes and tells him it's Callum's 13th tomorrow. Karl remains cool and says to pass on his birthday wishes. Toadie quickly adds that they're having a party. He knows everyone is still very upset but it would mean the world to Callum if Ben could come. Karl looks uncomfortable and says that it wouldn't really be appropriate. Toadie says that Cal shouldn't be punished, none of this is his fault, but Karl just heads home without a word.
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Karl and Susan are discussing the birthday predicament while setting the table. Susan says Callum shouldn't have to suffer, and it would mean the world to Ben. Karl agrees but they have to run the idea past Libby first. Libby overhears and asks what they're talking about.
KARL: It's Callum's birthday. Toadie's organised a party and he would like us to take Ben.
LIBBY: Not happening.
SUSAN: It's his 13th birthday.
LIBBY: I'm sorry, mum. There is no way me or my son are setting foot in that house.
KARL: We're only thinking